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Jordan Peele's latest thriller 'Us' sees family fleeing from themselves 

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, March 20, 2019  /  03:30 pm

The American psychological horror Us is about a family being chased by their doppelgängers. The movie is written and directed by Jordan Peele as a follow-up to his satirical horror movie Get Out.

A little girl gets lost at a funfair in Santa Cruz. Ending up in a haunted house called Merlin’s Forest, she strays into a hall of mirrors. But one of the mirror images she is seeing has no reflection. It is real. It is her other self. 

Thirty years later, Adelaide (Lupita Nyong´o) returns to the place that traumatized her for years to spend some time with her family at a beach house. Scary coincidences occur during their stay such as seeing familiar faces again, the mysterious number 11:11 showing up and her son, Jason (Evan Alex), wandering around and finding a man covered in blood.

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One night, a group of strangers stands in the family´s driveway not intending to leave. And then the nightmare begins. Wearing red jumpsuits and holding golden scissors break into the house and attack the Wilson family. Looking exactly the same, it turns out that the invaders are their clones -- reading their minds and always one step ahead.

The story, which is both scary and entertaining, also comments on the haves and have-nots of society. “The tethered” are different and underclass people, fighting for their right to live. 

Being different than other horror movies, Us tells a unique story about the elopement from yourself and incorrectly perceived enemies. 

The film´s cast also includes Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker. (sop/kes)

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